Monthly Archives: September 2011

Eat, Drink, & Be Vegan by Dreena Burton

What I like most about Dreena’s books, in addition to the great food photography, is that she doesn’t rehash the same familiar recipes you find in a lot of other cookbooks.  Plus, while her recipes sometimes call for ingredients you may not have used before, they remain simple to prepare and even unfamiliar ingredients can […]

Sweet Potato-Spelt Biscuits

These vegan sweet potato biscuits are so moist and flaky, they practically melt in your mouth. Contributed by Cathe Olson, from The Vegetarian Mother’s Cookbook.*

Vegan Brunch by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

At this point in her cookbook writing career, I think Isa could put out a book titled 137 Ways to Cook Brussels Sprouts and it would not only be a best seller, but a favorite on vegan message boards everywhere (Really. Her roasted brussels sprouts recipe is great.). After the success of Vegan with a Vengeance,* Vegan Cupcakes Take […]

Virginia Peanut Soup

Admittedly rich, this traditional Southern-style peanut soup has an intensely nutty flavor. Served in moderate portions, it’s immensely satisfying.

Vegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant Terry

Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine* by Bryant Terry fills a niche that’s been long left empty: good, healthy vegan food rooted in traditional African-American cuisine. It’s one of many excellent cookbooks released this year and is definitely one that belongs on your shelf if you’re looking to get more veggies into your […]

Forks Over Knives

When the documentary film Forks Over Knives* premiered in New York City this past spring, I was honored to be invited to speak on a post-screening panel. Now this important film about how plant-based diets can prevent as well as reverse disease is available on DVD. The “stars” of this film are Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, […]

Dill Bread

Contributed by Carol Smolinski. I love this bread as an accompaniment for any savory soup.  They also make the best sandwiches: Earth Balance Mayo, thinly sliced: avocado, tomato, cucumber, leafy green lettuce, spinach leaves, kale, roasted veggies, steamed sliced squash – the ingredients for a sandwich are endless! I love savory offerings and also have […]

Almost-Raw Cheez Sauce

The only items in this sauce that aren’t raw in this luscious almost-raw vegan cheese sauce are the nutritional yeast and the rice milk or hemp milk. There’s no non-dairy cheese of any sort in this; so it’s amazing how very cheesy it tastes!